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Canadian Heavy Oil Association
Fall Conference November 1, 2018
Hotel Arts 119 12th Ave SW, Calgary Canada, 8am-6pm

Form new connections, advance the conversation, and share crucial knowledge as we work to evolve and envision a successful future for heavy oil. Join us for Gravity: The Business Impact of Change.

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Thursday, November 1 - 2018 - Hotel Arts, Calgary, AB 8:00am - 6:00pm

The business of our industry is changing rapidly—political, economic, environmental, and technological factors have presented heavy oil with many unique challenges. As experts and industry leaders, it’s our moment to understand the gravity of these many challenges and meet them head-on. Let’s build important bridges, understand what change really means, and move the conversation forward. Together, let’s innovate how we do business and succeed.
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Students and Employees in Transition discounted rates available.

Become a CHOA member for$125 and save $100 on your Fall Conference registration fee. As a CHOA member you will receive member benefits and discounts with CHOA for an entire year!

Click here to become a CHOA member or contact Jill Sugars at jsugars@choa.ab.ca

Thursday, November 1 - 2018 - Hotel Arts, Calgary, AB

The days of status quo within our energy industry have passed. Regional and global factors have introduced new economic, cultural, political and technological considerations that are impacting the industry and all of us who work within it. The Canadian Heavy Oil Association has developed a fall conference to serve as a platform to provide intelligence, clarity and discussion on our path forward. Together our community will advance through sharing knowledge, creating new connections and learning what it means to succeed and evolve at the pace of our industry. Join us for Gravity: The Business Impact of Change.

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Industry Insight

Keynote presentations will feature industry insight from business leaders and financial experts. Come hear company learnings from Project Update presentations.

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Premiere Technical Presentations

The New Savvy format will look at contentious and challenging topics from a variety of different angles. Technical experts will share their experience and insight.

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Exhibition and After Party

Showcase your company’s services and products at the Exhibition. This is an excellent opportunity for face to face interactions with potential customers. Join us for happy hour after the conference to connect with other industry members and celebrate the opportunity for collaboration and growth.

Who's Speaking?

Come hear industry experts and leaders speak to current issues affecting Canadian heavy oil. Check out our Conference Schedule to see who is speaking.

Celine Gerson

President, Schlumberger

Ian Ramshaw

Manager of Surmont Integration, Conoco Phillips

Conference Schedule

Check back soon for our 2018 schedule


Registration and Breakfast


ENGAGE: opening keynote and morning session featuring a panel moderated by Celine Gerson, President of Schlumberger




INSIGHT: What lessons can we learn from other energy-focused industries?


VISION: The Environment – Where are we going?






INNOVATE: New Technologies in the Heavy Oil Industry




UPDATE: Project Updates